The Harvest Festival Board is excited to announce that Elsie
Ceccehetti is the
2016 Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival Grand Marshal!
One of many nominations received, Elsie was nominated by Linda Osty
along with dozens of signatures and testimonials supporting Elsie's
Elsie was chosen for her contributions and years of dedication to
Arroyo Grande and her
commitment to the agricultural heritage of the Arroyo Grande Valley.
As Linda wrote: "I am
proud to nominate Elsie Cecchetti as the Arroyo Grande Harvest
Festival Grand Marshal. This is long overdue, Elsie is a life long
resident. As a small child she started milking cows by hand, NO barn,
No Dam, when it would rain her little legs would sink into the mud as
she carried the full milk buckets. She continues to raise her angus
cattle, chickens and cares for her fruit trees.
No one exemplifies Arroyo Grande AG more than Elsie."
Well said Linda. The Harvest Festival Board agreed!
Elsie with her beloved cows. Click Photos to view in full size.
Elsie with her sweet dog Shilo.
Click this link
and take a visual trip with Elsie from Childhood (1922 to recent
years) with dozens of historic photos and stories provided by her family.